In what has become an annual tradition, Taft's Music for a While concert series will conclude with an Alumni Day organ concert, The King of Instruments, featuring Daniel Scifo. The program begins at 4 pm on Saturday, May 13, in Woodward Chapel. The event is free, and open to the public.
Installed in Woodward Chapel in 1968, Taft's pipe organ is one of the premier instruments designed and built by the Gress-Miles Organ Company of Princeton, New Jersey. The instrument has been completely restored over the past few years, to include an updated organ console, refurbishment of the console's ivory keys and surrounding woodwork, and the addition of some digital stops. The introduction of fiber optics also makes the console mobile, allowing for greater versatility in performances.
Scifo will perform several festive pieces composed for the organ during the May 13 concert.
Woodward Chapel is located at 25 The Green, Watertown. Parking is available in the lot behind the Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. For more information please call 860-945-7898 or visit taftschool.org/concerts.